Preparing for Change: Increasing Resilience of Coastal Communities, Oct 20 2016, Spanish Fort, Alabama

Topic(s): Climate Change , Floodplain Management , Geographic Information Systems , Land Conservation , Stormwater Management , Wetland Protection
Priority Issue(s): Community Resilience , Habitat Conservation
Host Partner(s): Weeks Bay Reserve
Location: map icon Spanish Fort City Hall, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd, Spanish Fort, Alabama
Date/Time: calendar icon10/20/2016
Price: $0.00
Max Applicants: 25
Preparing for Change: Building Resilient Coastal Communities
8:30am  – Registration, coffee and treats
9:00am-3:00pm – Workshop Training

City of Spanish Fort City Hall, Spanish Fort, Alabama

Communities can enhance their resilience to flooding, storm damage and a changing climate by combining effective management of both natural areas and built infrastructure. Natural areas that are preserved, restored and protected help reduce risk from a number of coastal hazards. Tools exist to help communities raise awareness about and assess their risk to hazards. Informed community leaders, staff and citizens can make effective decisions to identify solutions and to take actions.

Coastal Resilience 2.0, developed by The Nature Conservancy and partners, is a suite of applications incorporating data and tools to assist communities visualize exposure to potential hazards and effects of future decision-making.  Using the Coastal Resilience 2.0 approach enables coastal communities to focus on reducing vulnerability, adapting to change and identifying effective solutions.

The Nature Conservancy and the Training Program at Weeks Bay Reserve are excited to bring Preparing for Change: Building Resilient Coastal Communities to Spanish Fort City Hall. The workshop includes interactive exercises using the online resources of Coastal Resilience 2.0. Participants should bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or tablet so that they came take full advantage of the training for these powerful online tools.
For more information about the course, contact Mike Shelton at 251-490-8968 or


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